I feel dirty, filthy and afraid for having read this book. The characters are dark, their viciousness and lack of gentleness stinking like a pus ridden wound.
Yet the book is wonderful, glorying in its seeming detestation of power and brutality. Never shirking from depicting the ugliness and barren souls of violence and violent people.
This book depicts the short, wretched lives of people badly in need of saving and because of the humour and humanity of the prose I cannot help but wish well on these terrible, fascinating people.